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Does a Syrinx Matter for Return to Play in Contact Sports? A Case Report and Evidence-Based Review of Return-to-Play Criteria After Transient Quadriplegia.
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PMID:  25177422     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Transient quadriplegia is a rare injury that can change the course of an athlete's career if misdiagnosed or managed inappropriately. The clinician should be well versed in the return-to-play criteria for this type of injury. Unfortunately, when an unknown preexisting syrinx is present in the athlete, there is less guidance on their ability to return to play. This case report and review of the current literature illustrates a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I football player who suffered a transient quadriplegic event during a kickoff return that subsequently was found to have an incidental cervical syrinx on magnetic resonance imaging. The player was able to have a full neurologic recovery, but ultimately he was withheld from football.
Jeffrey L Milles; Michael A Gallizzi; Seth L Sherman; Patrick A Smith; Theodore J Choma
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sports health     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1941-7381     ISO Abbreviation:  Sports Health     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-09-01     Completed Date:  2014-09-01     Revised Date:  2014-09-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101518422     Medline TA:  Sports Health     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  440-5     Citation Subset:  -    
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